Everything You Need to Know About Sliding Glass Doors
Are you looking for a sliding glass door? Perhaps you’re worried of the affect it will have on your heating/air-conditioning costs? We’re diving into sliding glass door options today, so you can be armed with the information you need to make the smart choice for your home.
Do Sliding Glass Doors Add Value to Your New England Home?
Most of the time, upgrading your home with a home improvement project will add equity to your home. A sliding glass door is no different – According to Zillow, allowing natural light and glass décor into your home is a great way to increase your home’s value.
My Door Space is Unique. Are There Custom Sized Sliding Glass Doors?
Unlike swinging doors that require clearance to open, sliding glass doors don’t have that restriction. They come in many standard sizes as well as custom sizes, so no matter what, we will find the right size sliding glass door to fit your home.
Are There Custom Exterior Sliding Glass Door Options?
- Double and triple pane options
- 2, 3, and 4-panel glass door options
- Five standard widths and three standard heights, as well as custom sizes
- Choice of panel operation direction
- Choice of handle options, including gold, chrome, white, black nickel, or custom hardware
- Optional decorative grills and European panels
Are Sliding Glass Doors Energy Efficient?
Here in New England, most homeowners choose double pane glass as a sliding glass door option. Consisting of two thick panes of glass with argon gas sandwiched in the middle, double pane sliding glass entry doors reflect roughly 90% of energy while admitting only 10%. This means that when your furnace is heating your house all winter, 90% of that heat will stay inside and only 10% will leak out. The opposite is true during New England’s beautiful summer months – Your air conditioning will stay inside.
There is also a low-E glass option. Low-E stands for “Low Emissivity” which means the glass transmits a low level of radiant heat thanks to a microscopically thin transparent coating on the glass. What does low-E glass mean for you? A low-E glass door option will increase your thermal efficiency while also keeping out dangerous UV rays that can fade rugs, wall hangings, and upholstery.
Maintaining and Cleaning Sliding Glass Doors
NEWPRO sliding glass doors are available with a steel reinforced uPVC vinyl frame. Not only does vinyl require a minimal amount of maintenance, other than washing, it stands up to New England’s extreme weather conditions. Vinyl frames also deliver superior thermal performance, so you’ll be cutting down on your energy bills all the while.
It’s also important to make sure your sliding glass door features dual tandem adjustable wheels, self-lubricating sides, and an all-important sturdy screen. NEWPRO sliding glass doors include all of these important features.
A sliding glass door done right will give you a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors while admitting an incredible amount of natural light. Call the experts at NEWPRO today to take the first take in adding a beautiful sliding glass door to your home.